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  • Film

    June 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    The Best And Worst Commentators On Jason Collins' Coming Out

    When NBA center Jason Collins announced that he's seven-feet, black, and gay, I knew there would be some extremely memorable responses, both pro and dumb. Among the worst of all was ESPN sportscaster Chris Broussard's rant about how Collins is a sinner, according to the bad book, I mean good book. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Oregon Bakery Refuses Same-Sex Couple's Wedding Cake Request

    Here's some seriously un-sweet news: Sweet Cakes, an Oregon-based bakery, declined the offer to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple last week. Husband and wife owners, Aaron and Melissa Klein, told their local ABC News affiliate KATU-TV that their religious beliefs did not justify same-sex marr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    And Our New President Is....

    Neither of the above people. According to several major news channels, it's the same as the last President! And I haven't been so relieved since Snapple introduced Go Bananas! It means we won't have a leader who wants to overturn rights gained by women, gays, and gay women.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Is Back! My Review

    Let me join in the hosannahs for the Pam MacKinnon-directed revival of Edward Albee's 1962 play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. It's the classic about two university couples having to deal with the loss of the imaginary children that bound them, and doing so via booze, verbiage, wounding, and desp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Dead Sara Will Set Your Stereo On Fire (In A Good Way)

    A few weeks ago I was perusing the Billboard Rock Songs chart, which at present shows a genre in crisis—its ranks are split between the staggering dinosaurs of the nu-metal era, a few poppier rock outfits like Gotye and fun., and a bunch of bands that sound like slight variations on the old-ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Fox News Mole Joe Muto: Hero Or D-Bag?

    Gawker's "mole" at Fox News, Joe Muto, was outed less than 24 hours after first publishing a few insignificant yarns from inside the cable news network's newsroom -- and now he claims on Twitter to be in the midst of a "media firestorm."The only interview he's actually given -- which he pimps on Twi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Mike Wallace, Deceased, Leaves Behind This Commercial for Golden Fluffo

    Renowned 60 Minutes cast member and respected journalist Mike Wallace passed away this past Saturday at the age of 93, after over 50 years as a TV journalist.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    What We Talk About When We Talk About SOPA

    SOPA, the Stop Internet Piracy Act, is the latest congressional move to put an end to the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. The basic idea of SOPA -- now considered in the House of Representatives -- and its Senate analog, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, purportedly aims at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Dr. Keith Ablow: Misinformer Of The Year On LGBT Issues

    ​Media Matters says that in 2011, Fox News' Dr. Keith Ablow "brought a toxic mix of homophobia and pseudoscientific anti-LGBT talking points to new lows. "The 'Fox News Medical A-Team' member has been a prolific source of anti-LGBT misinformation, disguising his animosity toward gay, lesbian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2011

    Keep Your Beer Cold and Get Shit-Faced With the Joe Biden Koozie

    Cold refreshment is a big fucking deal.​Sick of the never-ending coverage en route to the 2012 presidential election? Wish you could just drink yourself to sleep and wake up when it's all over? The Obama 2012 campaign store is here to help. Their online shop is selling a Joe Biden beer koozie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Animals Eating Popsicles

    In response to a question that has long racked the world's collective brain -- how do animals stay cool at the zoo during a heat wave!? -- MSNBC has a long-awaited answer. Tigers eat popsicles made out of blood! "It's kind of gross, but they like it," said Diana Weinhardt, who supervises the Northe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Yonathan Melaku, 22, Suspected of Carrying Bomb Supplies in a Backback Near Pentagon

    ​A member of the United States Marine Corp Reserve, Yonathan Melaku, 22, was arrested today for carrying a backpack containing "five pounds of something labeled ammonium nitrate," material that could make a bomb, as well as automatic weapon ammunition, near the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. ABC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    George W. Bush Was Eating Souffle When Osama Bin Laden Was Killed

    ​Appearing at an event at the Bellagio in Las Vegas this week, former President George W. Bush shed some light onto what he was doing at the time of the Osama Bin Laden raid. When he heard of Osama Bin Laden's death, ABC News reports, Bush said he "was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    New York Times Traffic Down 24% From Paywall; Erik Wemple to Washington Post

    ​Lately the New York Times has lost a few of its star writers including legendary critic and columnist Frank Rich and foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins, along with a handful of others, and although people change jobs all the time and for a variety of reasons, the timing was enough to make u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2011

    Dick Cheney Gives "High Marks" to Obama

    ​Dick Cheney appeared on "Fox News Sunday" this morning and somewhat lavishly praised President Obama, and then the Fox News studio spontaneously burst into flames. "You've got to give him a lot of credit for making the decision to have SEAL Team 6 conduct the raid that got bin Laden," Cheney said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Amal Ahmed Abdul Fatah, Osama Bin Laden's Youngest Wife, Rushed to Save Him

    ​A passport in the Abbottabad, Pakistan compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed has identified Amal Ahmed Abdul Fatah as the woman in the room with Bin Laden when he was killed. According to ABC News, though the story has changed multiple times over the last three days, Fatah is Bin Laden's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Rupert Murdoch's Kid Coming to NYC: James Murdoch Named News Corp. COO

    ​It's always been the plan for one or a few of Rupert Murdoch's children to eventually take control of his vast News Corp. empire, the third largest media conglomerate in the world, which includes newspapers everywhere, 20th Century Fox, HarperCollins, Fox News, and so on. Today, Murdoch's you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Is Glenn Beck Leaving Fox News?

    ​That's the idea put forward in David Carr's Media Equation column on Monday, titled "The Fading Power of Beck's Alarms." Beyond being a very fair look at Beck, six months after his "Restoring Honor" rally peak, Carr also gets to be the first big voice to tease a break-up between Beck, the "co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Olbermann to Current TV, Which Is Apparently a Channel That Exists

    ​Last we heard from Keith Olbermann, he was leaving his MSNBC show Countdown, in something of a hush-hush move that probably had something to do with Comcast pushing him out. He was contractually barred from talking about it. Today, Olbermann is expected to announce that he is joining Current ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Rabbis vs. Glenn Beck in Wall Street Journal Ad

    ​Nevermind the fact that Glenn Beck is bullying a 78-year-old professor, inciting death threats against her. That offense doesn't even make the newspaper today as Business Insider points us to a full-page Wall Street Journal ad demanding Fox News and Roger Ailes "sanction" Beck. It comes via t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2011

    Keith Olbermann Leaves MSNBC (Video) (Update)

    ​Keith Olbermann, the host of MSNBC's "Countdown" since 2003, resigned from the program suddenly last night. Olbermann announced on the air that he would be leaving the show immediately, his time slot to be filled by Lawrence O'Donnell. What happened?

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Glenn Beck Campaign Leads to Death Threats For New York Professor

    Prof. Piven​Frances Fox Piven is a 78-year-old professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, who Fox News host Glenn Beck has declared "an enemy of the Constitution." Logically, to a certain type of Beck-worshipping nut, that means she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2011

    UPDATE: Rep. Giffords Reportedly Still Alive, in Surgery

    ​Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is not dead, according to Reuters. There are now conflicting reports as to Giffords' status. We've tried to reach the University Medical Center in Tucson and will update if we get through. UPDATE 3:03 p.m.: MSNBC is reporting that a federal judge was shot at the eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    General McChrystal Relieved of Command; Will Probably Show Up as MTV Twitter Jockey

    ​Word is that General McChrystal, formerly the top U.S. commander and strategist for Afghanistan, now of "Can't Keep His Mouth Shut Around Magazine Reporters" infamy, has been fired by President Obama after a 30-minute-long meeting today, per ABC News. General David Petraeus will replaced him. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2010

    Sarah Palin's Special Not a Big Winner for Fox News, but Greta's Got Her Back

    Fox News​Sarah Palin's celebrity and a week of free publicity over her planned use of canned interviews and her warlike political rhetoric didn't deliver enough viewers for her Fox News special to match the ratings of the Greta van Susteren show in the same timeslot. "Real American Stories" go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Diane Sawyer Fucked Me Over Twice Yesterday

    via ABC ​Two producers from Diane Sawyer's news show contacted me separately yesterday morning about appearing in different Oscars-related segments. One who'd read my blog picked my brain for more information, then called back to ask me to elaborate on five Oscar topics I had generously given ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Sarah Palin Falls to "Journalist," Last Rung Before "Blogger"

    ​That Game Change book that revealed Harry Reid's damaging "Negro" comment also revealed damaging things about Sarah Palin -- for instance, that the former Republican Vice-Presidential candidate "couldn't explain why North and South Korea were separate nations" -- but no one paid any attentio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Martha Denies Feud with Rachael, Wishes Her "Yum-O" Thanksgiving

    ​Martha Stewart is backtracking on comments made about Rachael Ray on Nightline last week. After appearing on Ray's show, then having Ray on the Martha Stewart Show to teach her how to bake (and, apparently, taunt her about not being invited to P. Diddy's birthday party), Stewart went on Night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    White House Attack on Fox: Everybody W(h)in(e)s?

    ​A cynical person might ask how much Rupert Murdoch is paying the White House. This weekend Communications Director Anita Dunn told CNN "Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party," that the network is "undertaking a war against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Queens Residents Get Exotic CSA Veggies; Smith Street May Get a Mickey D's

    ​Local and organic is everywhere in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but less so in Queens, partly because of the rare, ethnic ingredients used there. CSAs and Greenmarkets in Queens are now, however, starting to carry local and organic specialty foods, like tomatillos, ancho peppers, and verdolaga. [N ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Infant Dies in Assault

    View Larger Map DATE: Monday, June 8, 2009 at 5:34 p.m. LOCATION: 724 East 222 Street, The BronxPolice have arrested 20-year-old Naisha Riley, of Radcliff Ave in the Bronx, in connection with the murder and assault of her infant son at 724 East 222nd St. Riley is accused of shaking and beating the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    I'm Gonna Be On Match Game Live!

    I just got a press release saying I'm a celebrity panelist on a live game show, so I guess it's really happening. In fact, I'm pulling together my best Brett Somers wig and Charles Nelson Reilly pants suit (or vice versa) as we speak! Here's the release:

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008
  • News

    January 29, 2008

    We Come to Bury Rudy

    The evil that men do lives after their mayoral stints—and even 9/11

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007
  • Screens

    February 7, 2006
  • Screens

    September 6, 2005

    MSM: A+

    Katrina: Big media speaks truth to power; bloggers, nonesense to navels

  • News

    April 19, 2005

    TV Blesses the New Pope

    Beatification begins for Benedict as soon as the cameras start to roll

  • News

    September 14, 2004
  • News

    July 27, 2004

    Shovin' It

    Democrats and hardballing pundits, pleasantly embedded in the economic elite

  • News

    April 20, 2004
  • NYC Life

    April 9, 2002
  • Film

    November 7, 2000
  • News

    July 11, 2000

    Pseudo Gets Real

    Suits Can Staffers, Go Mainstream

  • Theater

    November 10, 1998
  • Columns

    September 8, 1998
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